Jeremy Pelzer at the Trib sez:
[Robin] Van Ausdall, who was born in Laramie, is a political veteran, serving as campaign manager for David Canter’s unsuccessful bid against U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., in 2010 and as the Democratic National Committee’s field organizer for northeast Colorado from 2005 through 2008. She was Andrew Romanoff’s caucus director in his unsuccessful 2010 Colorado Senate bid.Belden quotes Van Ausdall:
“Wyoming wasn’t always a pretty conservative state, and anything that can change, can change again,” she said. “We pretty successfully have done that in Colorado; they’ve also done it in Montana. And I think the inter-mountain West, demographically, is very similar.”Hummingbirdminds' Michael Shay brings some insight into the identity of a protester arrested at an Occupy event in Iowa.
Another Trib reporter tweets:
MT @attackerman It's 2012 and Sen. John Barrasso's name is still not an epithet, as in, "She's acting like a real Barrasso" (Note, @jpelzer)